Author Topic: US pulls forces, citizens from Libya- April 2019  (Read 26 times)

MCentaur

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US pulls forces, citizens from Libya- April 2019
« on: April 07, 2019, 09:31:05 PM »
Hard to believe that only 8 years ago the US led an international coalition of nations to help stabilize Libya during the civil war that ousted and killed the dictator Qaddafi:

CanadianPress

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US pulls forces from Libya as fighting approaches capital
Rami Musa And Samy Magdy
3 hrs ago
BENGHAZI, Libya - The United States has temporarily withdrawn some of its forces from Libya due to "security conditions on the ground," a top military official said Sunday as a Libyan commander's forces advanced toward the capital of Tripoli and clashed with rival militias.
A small contingent of American troops has been in Libya in recent years, helping local forces combat Islamic State and al-Qaida militants, as well as protecting diplomatic facilities.
"The security realities on the ground in Libya are growing increasingly complex and unpredictable," said Marine Corps Gen. Thomas Waldhauser, the head of U.S. Africa Command. "Even with an adjustment of the force, we will continue to remain agile in support of existing U.S. strategy."
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